The FINANCIAL — The Commission has appointed a new Head of Representation, Matthias Petschke, for Berlin.
Representations are the official voice of the European Commission in the Member States. They are responsible for explaining policies of the European Union and making Europe more understandable to people.
Their responsibilities also include providing information to the Commission on orientations and trends of public opinion in the country concerned.
Matthias Petschke joined the Commission in 1995 after having served as First Secretary at the German Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels. He has essentially worked in the fields of Trade and Internal Market policies: after being Assistant to the Director General in DG Trade, he was Deputy Head of Unit for Free Trade Agreement negotiations and, since 2004, Head of Unit in the Directorate for Public Procurement Policy of DG Internal Market and Services.